The PSTC is currently accepting applications for Seed Awards and the following position:

  • Associate Director, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)


The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) is now accepting applications to develop collaborative population-related projects that will obtain funding from the Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) or other competitive extramural sources.

PSTC faculty associates are encouraged to apply. However, all regular Brown faculty proposing a population research project as defined by the Population Dynamics Branch of the NICHD are eligible. Multi-investigator teams that bring together complementary approaches and projects that include junior and senior faculty collaboration are encouraged.

The number and amount of the awards will be determined by the number and nature of applications received. Smaller projects may received $5,000-15,000, while larger, multi-investigator projects may receive up to $25,000. 

Applications are due by June 10, and awards will be announced in July. More details available here.



Brown University announces a search for the position of Associate Director of the research initiative on Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences.  More information on the program is available at here. This is a 10-month per year position, with potential for salary during summer from external grants, beginning September 1, 2018.

The Associate Director will participate in scholarly program development and training across multiple disciplines.  The individual will have primary responsibility for coordination of a series of colloquia, workshops, and clinics designed to introduce faculty and students to tools of spatial analysis. The Associate Director will teach two courses per year including Introduction to GIS and will lead the S4 Fellows program for doctoral students. Candidates should have a PhD in hand or firmly expected by September 2018 and should show promise of significant scholarship and ability to provide instruction in methods of spatial analysis. 

The Associate Director will be appointed as Assistant Professor (Research) in the Population Studies and Training Center, and will have access to the considerable PSTC research infrastructure. Salary will commensurate with experience and credentials. 

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of up to three publications or working papers, and names/contact information for three persons who can comment on qualifications for this position. Materials should be posted to Interfolio.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but to guarantee full consideration candidates should apply by April 10, 2018.

Contact Tom Alarie (thomas_alarie@brown.edu) with any questions.


For information on the PSTC postdoctoral program, please contact the assistant director at Ana_Wildman@brown.edu.

Postdoctoral opportunities at the PSTC often include:

  • NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow (supported by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD] Training Grant from the National Institute of Health [NIH])
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (supported by PSTC internal funds)
  • Presidential Diversity Post Doctoral Fellowship and STS
  • Joint postdoctoral appointments with other campus units


For other opportunities at Brown, visit http://careers.brown.edu.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.